Opportunities for Students (April 2024)

The opportunities just keep rolling in for NYC students.

GIF of a panda slowly rolling down a grassy hill.

Throughout April, organizations near and far are seeking City students for grants, scholarships, contests, classes, and even paid work! Thanks to institutions like New York UniversityCooper Union, the New-York Historical Society, and Columbia University, as well as organizations like NPR, Seeds of Fortune, All Star Code, and the First Tech Fund, students throughout the City will be able to discover their interests, develop key work and social skills, and even try something new this spring and summer!

Check out the following list of opportunities available to City students in April 2024—click through any of the embedded links to learn more.


Opportunities for Students in April 2024

The opportunities listed below are ordered by their submission/registration deadline dates, with the most urgent deadlines listed first. For more information about any of their listings, please click through the corresponding links embedded in each entry.

 

Pledge to Serve Your Community Throughout Youth Action Month

For youth aged 14–18 years
Throughout April 2024
Contact nycservice@cityhall.nyc.gov

 

Register as a volunteer online in April

NYC Service, in partnership with NYC Public Schools, is calling on City public school students, 14–18 years old, to get involved in their communities in celebration of Youth Action Month! Throughout April, City students can volunteer for any of the hundreds of service opportunities taking place across the five boroughs, including local gardening projects, park cleanups, and even virtual meetups to help senior citizens combat social isolation. 

Visit NYC Service's Youth Action Month webpage to learn more about getting involved and making a difference in your community, and register for volunteer opportunities near you.

 

 

Learn about Law Careers through the Kings County District Attorney's Office

For youth ages 13 and up
Runs on 4/9, 5/7, 5/21, and 6/4; 4:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Contact: Visit nyexploring.org/contactbusinessexploring

Register today to reserve a spot

The Kings County District Attorney's Office is inviting students to visit and gain insight into law careers directly from people currently in the industry. Every week, students will be able to participate in different interactive activities that help them better understand what it is like working in law.

Check NYC Exploring's program calendar for more details about the sessions available at the Kings County District Attorney's Office.

 

 

Create Mobile Apps and Win Prizes at Appathon 2024

For high school students
Takes place April 13, 10 a.m.—3 p.m., Fiterman Hall at CUNY/BMCC
Cost: Free
Contact Dr. Hao Tang: htang@bmcc.cuny.edu

Register your spot before April 13

On Saturday, April 13, the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is hosting its free Appathon for High School Students, where City students, either individually or as part of teams, can create custom mobile apps to showcase for potential prizes! No programming experience is required, as mini-workshops will be held throughout Appathon to teach students how to become app creators.

Appathon will be held at Fiterman Hall, located at 245 Greenwich Street in Manhattan—register your spot today via BMCC's online registration form.

 

Discover Aviation Careers through the Exploring Program at LaGuardia Airport

For youth ages 13 and up
Runs on 4/18, and 5/16; 4:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Contact: Visit nyexploring.org/contactbusinessexploring

Register today to reserve a spot

Interested in learning more about aviation? Then register for NY Exploring's program at LaGuardia Airport! Through the program, students can get a tour of LaGuardia's runways, control tower, snow equipment, the American Airlines hangar, police and fire protection, and more!

Check NYC Exploring's program calendar for more details about the sessions available at LaGuardia Airport.

 

 

Become a Student Historian through the New-York Historical Society

For students entering grades 10–12 in fall 2024
Internship runs July 9—August 15; Tuesday—Thursday, 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Contact: hs.internships@nyhistory.org

Deadline to Apply: April 7, 2024

The New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) is accepting applications for its Student Historian Internship Program, where students use N-YHS resources to conduct research and to share what they've learned through creative digital projects. Interns will meet with professional staff members to learn about careers available within the museum, library, and history fields.  They will also work collaboratively with fellow students to develop their public speaking and leadership skills, and engage in hands-on work to deepen their understanding of American history. The theme of the internship is, "Our Composite Nation: Frederick Douglass' America."

To learn more about the internship, including application requirements and other information, visit the Student Historian Internship Program's webpage, and submit your application by the deadline on April 7, 2024.

 

 

Earn the Chance to Study Cyber Security for Free This Summer

For students in grades 9–12
Three-week program; Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—4 p.m. beginning July 15 and ending August 9
Contact: university.programs@nyu.edu

Deadline to Apply: April 14, 2024

New York University's Tandon School of Engineering is offering NYC students currently in high school (grades 9–12) the chance to participate in their Cyber Security for Computer Science (CS4CS) summer program, a three-week summer program that introduces students to the fundamentals of cybersecurity and computer science, regardless of prior experience. During the program, students will learn topics including "white-hat" hacking, cryptography, steganography, digital forensics, privacy, data usage, and other, cyber-related issues. Students will also learn how to use various software tools and behavioral science techniques used to detect cyber threats and investigate their origins and purposes.

Visit NYU's official CS4CS page to learn more about the summer program, and apply by April 14 to be considered for placement.

 

View of right wing on a passenger airplane from the inside of the plane.

Through NY Exploring, students aged 13 and up can register for a tour of LaGuardia Airport (taking place on 3/21, 4/18, and 5/16) and see the airport's runways, control tower, equipment, and hangars up close and in person! (Photo by Tom Fisk via Pexels

 

Learn How to Receive Key Investments for Your Business Ideas

For grade 11 students who identify as young women
Runs year-round
Contact: hello@seedsoffortune.org

Register by April 17, 2024

The Girls Start Up Accelerator by Seeds of Fortune is a one-year program that helps qualified high school students access the tools, resources, and networks necessary to supercharge their social impact ideas with venture capital investments. Through the program, students are provided opportunities to formulate their business ideas, develop their skills, and obtain key feedback and funding streams that can turn their ideas into action.

Visit the Girls Start Up Accelerator program page to learn more and apply by April 17, 2024.

 

 

Fast-Track Your Coding Skills through All Star Code's Summer Coding Program

For students in grades 9–12 who identify as young men of color
Choice between a three-week program and a six-week one; July 8—August 16 (both sessions)
Contact: apply@allstarcode.org

Deadline to Apply: April 19, 2024

The organization, All Star Code, is seeking high school-aged students who identify as young men of color to participate in their Summer Coding Program taking place from July 8—August 16, 2024. Through this program, participating students will develop a solid foundation in coding and gain insights into the tech industry, regardless of prior coding experience.

Applicants have the choice between two cycles for this program: a three-week sprint (July 8—26 or July 29—August 16) aimed at students who are seeking a quick, immersive dive into coding and tech; or a six-week marathon (July 8—August 16) that delves further into coding and enables students to develop comprehensive coding skills, complete a significant project, and gain access to industry experts for advice and mentorship.

Visit All Star Code's Summer Coding Program webpage to learn more, and apply online by April 19.

 

 

Create the Next 'Can't Miss' Podcast for NPR's 2024 Student Podcast Challenge

For students in grades 4–12; teachers must register on behalf of their students.
Contest judging period runs May 6–May 31; winners will be announced June 2024
Entries to be submitted by teachers

Submission Deadline: May 3, 2024

Think you have what it takes to create the hottest new podcast? NPR is inviting students around the country in grades 4–12 to participate in their Student Podcast Challenge; simply make a podcast on your own (or with your fellow students) that's between three and eight minutes long, and submit it through NPR's Podcast Challenge webpage for a chance to be featured on NPR's news magazines and content channels!

Just note that students who would like to participate in this contest need to have a teacher help them through NPR's submission process. Visit NPR's Student Podcast Challenge webpage for official rules, submission guidelines, and sample student podcasts, and submit your entry by May 3, 2024.

 

 

Apply for the Cooper Union's Jeff and Paula Gural Merit Scholarship for NYC Public High School Students

For students who will be in grades 10–12 by fall 2024
Session runs July 8–August 1; Mondays—Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Scholarship pays for The Cooper Union's Summer Art Intensive 2024
Contact: summerartintensive@cooper.edu

Deadline to Apply: May 6, 2024

The Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive 2024 offers 16 high school students who are currently in grades 9–11 with the opportunity to be a part of a college environment where they can immerse themselves in the arts alongside other students who have a passion for art and design. Students in the program can take courses in Drawing, Animation, Digital Photography, Graphic Design, and Studio Practice (for rising seniors). 

While the Summer Art Intensive program typically charges tuition ($4,000, along with a $240 registration fee), the Jeff and Paul Gural Merit Scholarship for NYC Public High School Students is a merit-based scholarship program that provides students of NYC Public Schools with the outstanding chance to attend the Summer Art Intensive at no cost. Applicants are required to complete an application and upload up to 5 images of artwork made within the last two years.

Learn more about the Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive by visiting the program's website, and see all details about the Jeff and Paula Gural Merit Scholarship on the the official webpage.

 

Two teenage girls sitting at a round table together and talking with one another
Through Seeds of Fortune's Girls Start Up Accelerator program, high school students who identify as women can gain access to tools, resources, and networks in order to come up with business ideas, obtain feedback, and funding for their proposals. (Photo by Christina Morillo via Pexels.)

 

 

Join a Fellowship of Innovation Research

For students currently in grade 10
Runs throughout grade 11 and 12
Contact: hello@seedsoffortune.org

Deadline to Apply: May 8, 2024

Gain leadership skills and make a positive impact in your community through Seeds of Fortune's Innovation Research Fellowship for current high school sophomores. Through this hybrid program, students will be matched with Fortune 500 companies alongside other students to research and advocate for their communities while also helping corporations engage more deeply with local communities.

Students accepted into the program will create virtual consultant groups with a partner corporation for 10 weeks in the spring and summer of their junior year. In the fall and spring of senior year, students will receive assistance with the college application process.

Industries that will be represented throughout this fellowship include healthcare, beauty, tech, finance, and more.

Visit Seeds of Fortune's Innovation Research Fellowship webpage to learn more about the program, apply by May 8, 2024.


 

Join the First Tech Fund High School Fellowship

For students in grades 10–12
Fellowship runs September 2024—June 2025
Contact: info@firsttechfund.com

Deadline to Apply: May 12, 2024

The First Tech Fund is recruiting students for their free yearlong high school fellowship program. Fellows will participate in weekly virtual workshops around careers and foundational digital skills for the future, be eligible to receive free technology depending on their needs (laptop and/or Wifi hotspot), and can opt into mentorship with a young professional.

Learn more and apply on the First Tech Fund Fellowship Program's webpage.

 

 

Prepare for Careers in Medicine and STEM This Summer Through S-PREP

For students in grades 7–12
Summer session runs in July, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.—3 p.m.
Contact: sprep-ps@cumc.columbia.edu

Deadline to Apply: May 15, 2024

Columbia University's State Pre-College Enrichment Program (S-PREP) is a free high school and college preparatory program designed for students in grades 7–12 who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine or in related STEM fields. Courses include, but are not limited to anatomy, biochemistry, organic chemistry, brain and cognitive science, pre-med, physics, psychology, algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, calculus, and statistics. In addition, students admitted to S-PREP are eligible to apply for summer research programs for high school students that are run by the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.

To learn more about the program, including eligibility requirements, visit S-PREP's webpage. Apply by May 15 in order to be considered for this free program.

 

 

Get Introduced to Architecture through the Cooper Union's Online Summer Program

For students currently in grades 10–12
Online sessions run July 8–August 9, Monday–Thursday, 9 p.m.—4 p.m.
Cost: $2,980, with a $40 application fee. Scholarships/aid not available.
Contact: architecture.summer@cooper.edu

Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2014 (early applications are encouraged!)

The Cooper Union's Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture is offering a five-week summer intensive program designed to familiarize high school students with architectural thinking and design while developing a portfolio of completed projects. The program, which takes places online, includes lectures, workshops, and tutorials by Cooper faculty. Students will receive instruction in various tools and media, including digital drawing and model-making techniques, analysis and representation, computer modeling and fabrication.

Students interested in this program will need to complete an application. Note that this program is evaluating and accepting applicants on a competitive rolling basis as space allows—so applying as early as possible is encouraged. Also, please note that students accepted into this program are required to have access to a PC or a Macintosh computer for the duration of the program.

To learn more and start your application, visit the Cooper Union's official Introduction to Architecture for High School Students Online page.

 

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On behalf of NYC Public Schools, we wish all of our students success as they pursue these outstanding opportunities all spring long!

 


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Books of the Week: Spring Break Edition!

Throughout April, we're recognizing National School Libraries Month by sharing some of our favorite books across all grade levels each week. This week, the titles we've included are all about protecting and appreciating our environment in celebration of Earth Day on Monday, April 22. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Early Readers (3K–Grade 2)

  • Hike, by Pete Oswald
  • In the Garden with Dr. Carver, by Susan Grigsby; illustrated by Nicole Tadgell 
  • Our Green City, by Tanya Lloyd Kyi; illustrated by Colleen Larmour
  • She Heard the Birds: The Story of Florence Merriam Bailey, Pioneering Nature Activist, by Andrea D’Aquino

Elementary (Grades 3–5)

  • Elsie Mae Has Something to Say, by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
  • Greta’s Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet, by Valentina Camerini
  • The Last Bear, by Hannah Gold
  • World Without Fish, by Mark Kurlansky; illustrated by Frank Stockton

Middle School (Grades 6–8)

  • Force of Nature: A Novel of Rachel Carson, by Ann E. Burg; illustrated by Sophie Blackall
  • Haven Jacobs Saves the Planet, by Barbara Dee
  • Me and Marvin Gardens, by Amy Sarig King
  • One Earth: People of Color Protecting Our Planet, by Anuradha Rao

Upper Grades (Grades 9–12)

  • The Carbon Diaries 2015, by Saci Lloyd
  • Girls Who Green the World: Thirty-Four Rebel Women Out to Save the Planet, by Diana Kapp; illustrated by Ana Jarén
  • How to Change Everything: The Young Human's Guide to Protecting the Planet and Each Other, by Naomi Klein with Rebecca Stefoff
  • The Line Tender, by Kate Allen 
Image of two students reading

For more great reads, check out the  Climate Change Collection on Sora, our citywide Digital Library which provides free access to hundreds of digital e-books and audiobooks for our students!


In celebration of Earth Month, we're sharing the story of Dr. Eugenie Clark, a fish scientist from New York City who earned herself the nickname, "Shark Lady," thanks to her trailblazing research on fish and shark species around the world as well as her personal dedication to protecting sharks and their ocean habitats from extinction.

Learn about Dr. Clark on Hidden Voices

Image of Eugenie Clark smiling while sitting on the edge of a pier.

In this installment of the Hidden Voices series, learn more about Dr. Joanne Chory, a Lebanese American plant geneticist whose early work revolutionized botany and who is now dedicated to the global fight against climate change.

Dr. Joanne Chory at her laboratory at the Salk Institute, posing with her plant specimens.

In recognition of National American Sign Language (ASL) Day on Monday, April 15, we’re highlighting the tiny, but mighty team at the New York City Public Schools (NYCPS) Office of Sign Language Interpretation Services (OSLIS).

An image of two people communicating using sign language.

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Two students wearing eclipse glasses stand outside on their school's field to watch the eclipse together.
Student standing outside school building wearing eclipse glasses to look at the sun.
A student stands in from of a green screen to record an interview. She is facing a teleprompter, and another screen showing her video feed.
A young, smiling student wearing eclipse glasses, a grey sweatshirt, and a black hat poses for the camera with a school staff member.
Three students in a classroom - from left to right, they are holding puppets representing the moon, sun, and earth for an eclipse activity.
A group of students standing on their school field with decorated solar eclipse glasses, looking at the sun.
A student and teacher both dressed as astronauts pose in front of an outer space backdrop.

White, gold, and pink text on a navy blue background that reads "Celebrating Arab American Heritage Month" surrounded by illustrations of moons and stars in the same colors as the text.

Summer Rising Offers Now Available

Summer Rising 2024 logo on top of an orange background

Applied for any of NYC's Summer Rising programs earlier this year? You can view your offers beginning Wednesday, April 17!

Register for our virtual info session to learn more about Summer Rising 2024.

Thursday, April 18: 6:30—8:00 PM


Opportunities for Students (April 2024)

The opportunities just keep rolling in for NYC students.

GIF of a panda slowly rolling down a grassy hill.

Throughout April, organizations near and far are seeking City students for grants, scholarships, contests, classes, and even paid work! Thanks to institutions like New York UniversityCooper Union, the New-York Historical Society, and Columbia University, as well as organizations like NPR, Seeds of Fortune, All Star Code, and the First Tech Fund, students throughout the City will be able to discover their interests, develop key work and social skills, and even try something new this spring and summer!

Check out the following list of opportunities available to City students in April 2024—click through any of the embedded links to learn more.


Opportunities for Students in April 2024

The opportunities listed below are ordered by their submission/registration deadline dates, with the most urgent deadlines listed first. For more information about any of their listings, please click through the corresponding links embedded in each entry.

 

Pledge to Serve Your Community Throughout Youth Action Month

For youth aged 14–18 years
Throughout April 2024
Contact nycservice@cityhall.nyc.gov

 

Register as a volunteer online in April

NYC Service, in partnership with NYC Public Schools, is calling on City public school students, 14–18 years old, to get involved in their communities in celebration of Youth Action Month! Throughout April, City students can volunteer for any of the hundreds of service opportunities taking place across the five boroughs, including local gardening projects, park cleanups, and even virtual meetups to help senior citizens combat social isolation. 

Visit NYC Service's Youth Action Month webpage to learn more about getting involved and making a difference in your community, and register for volunteer opportunities near you.

 

 

Learn about Law Careers through the Kings County District Attorney's Office

For youth ages 13 and up
Runs on 4/9, 5/7, 5/21, and 6/4; 4:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Contact: Visit nyexploring.org/contactbusinessexploring

Register today to reserve a spot

The Kings County District Attorney's Office is inviting students to visit and gain insight into law careers directly from people currently in the industry. Every week, students will be able to participate in different interactive activities that help them better understand what it is like working in law.

Check NYC Exploring's program calendar for more details about the sessions available at the Kings County District Attorney's Office.

 

 

Create Mobile Apps and Win Prizes at Appathon 2024

For high school students
Takes place April 13, 10 a.m.—3 p.m., Fiterman Hall at CUNY/BMCC
Cost: Free
Contact Dr. Hao Tang: htang@bmcc.cuny.edu

Register your spot before April 13

On Saturday, April 13, the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) is hosting its free Appathon for High School Students, where City students, either individually or as part of teams, can create custom mobile apps to showcase for potential prizes! No programming experience is required, as mini-workshops will be held throughout Appathon to teach students how to become app creators.

Appathon will be held at Fiterman Hall, located at 245 Greenwich Street in Manhattan—register your spot today via BMCC's online registration form.

 

Discover Aviation Careers through the Exploring Program at LaGuardia Airport

For youth ages 13 and up
Runs on 4/18, and 5/16; 4:30 p.m.—6:00 p.m.
Contact: Visit nyexploring.org/contactbusinessexploring

Register today to reserve a spot

Interested in learning more about aviation? Then register for NY Exploring's program at LaGuardia Airport! Through the program, students can get a tour of LaGuardia's runways, control tower, snow equipment, the American Airlines hangar, police and fire protection, and more!

Check NYC Exploring's program calendar for more details about the sessions available at LaGuardia Airport.

 

 

Become a Student Historian through the New-York Historical Society

For students entering grades 10–12 in fall 2024
Internship runs July 9—August 15; Tuesday—Thursday, 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Contact: hs.internships@nyhistory.org

Deadline to Apply: April 7, 2024

The New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) is accepting applications for its Student Historian Internship Program, where students use N-YHS resources to conduct research and to share what they've learned through creative digital projects. Interns will meet with professional staff members to learn about careers available within the museum, library, and history fields.  They will also work collaboratively with fellow students to develop their public speaking and leadership skills, and engage in hands-on work to deepen their understanding of American history. The theme of the internship is, "Our Composite Nation: Frederick Douglass' America."

To learn more about the internship, including application requirements and other information, visit the Student Historian Internship Program's webpage, and submit your application by the deadline on April 7, 2024.

 

 

Earn the Chance to Study Cyber Security for Free This Summer

For students in grades 9–12
Three-week program; Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—4 p.m. beginning July 15 and ending August 9
Contact: university.programs@nyu.edu

Deadline to Apply: April 14, 2024

New York University's Tandon School of Engineering is offering NYC students currently in high school (grades 9–12) the chance to participate in their Cyber Security for Computer Science (CS4CS) summer program, a three-week summer program that introduces students to the fundamentals of cybersecurity and computer science, regardless of prior experience. During the program, students will learn topics including "white-hat" hacking, cryptography, steganography, digital forensics, privacy, data usage, and other, cyber-related issues. Students will also learn how to use various software tools and behavioral science techniques used to detect cyber threats and investigate their origins and purposes.

Visit NYU's official CS4CS page to learn more about the summer program, and apply by April 14 to be considered for placement.

 

View of right wing on a passenger airplane from the inside of the plane.

Through NY Exploring, students aged 13 and up can register for a tour of LaGuardia Airport (taking place on 3/21, 4/18, and 5/16) and see the airport's runways, control tower, equipment, and hangars up close and in person! (Photo by Tom Fisk via Pexels

 

Learn How to Receive Key Investments for Your Business Ideas

For grade 11 students who identify as young women
Runs year-round
Contact: hello@seedsoffortune.org

Register by April 17, 2024

The Girls Start Up Accelerator by Seeds of Fortune is a one-year program that helps qualified high school students access the tools, resources, and networks necessary to supercharge their social impact ideas with venture capital investments. Through the program, students are provided opportunities to formulate their business ideas, develop their skills, and obtain key feedback and funding streams that can turn their ideas into action.

Visit the Girls Start Up Accelerator program page to learn more and apply by April 17, 2024.

 

 

Fast-Track Your Coding Skills through All Star Code's Summer Coding Program

For students in grades 9–12 who identify as young men of color
Choice between a three-week program and a six-week one; July 8—August 16 (both sessions)
Contact: apply@allstarcode.org

Deadline to Apply: April 19, 2024

The organization, All Star Code, is seeking high school-aged students who identify as young men of color to participate in their Summer Coding Program taking place from July 8—August 16, 2024. Through this program, participating students will develop a solid foundation in coding and gain insights into the tech industry, regardless of prior coding experience.

Applicants have the choice between two cycles for this program: a three-week sprint (July 8—26 or July 29—August 16) aimed at students who are seeking a quick, immersive dive into coding and tech; or a six-week marathon (July 8—August 16) that delves further into coding and enables students to develop comprehensive coding skills, complete a significant project, and gain access to industry experts for advice and mentorship.

Visit All Star Code's Summer Coding Program webpage to learn more, and apply online by April 19.

 

 

Create the Next 'Can't Miss' Podcast for NPR's 2024 Student Podcast Challenge

For students in grades 4–12; teachers must register on behalf of their students.
Contest judging period runs May 6–May 31; winners will be announced June 2024
Entries to be submitted by teachers

Submission Deadline: May 3, 2024

Think you have what it takes to create the hottest new podcast? NPR is inviting students around the country in grades 4–12 to participate in their Student Podcast Challenge; simply make a podcast on your own (or with your fellow students) that's between three and eight minutes long, and submit it through NPR's Podcast Challenge webpage for a chance to be featured on NPR's news magazines and content channels!

Just note that students who would like to participate in this contest need to have a teacher help them through NPR's submission process. Visit NPR's Student Podcast Challenge webpage for official rules, submission guidelines, and sample student podcasts, and submit your entry by May 3, 2024.

 

 

Apply for the Cooper Union's Jeff and Paula Gural Merit Scholarship for NYC Public High School Students

For students who will be in grades 10–12 by fall 2024
Session runs July 8–August 1; Mondays—Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Scholarship pays for The Cooper Union's Summer Art Intensive 2024
Contact: summerartintensive@cooper.edu

Deadline to Apply: May 6, 2024

The Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive 2024 offers 16 high school students who are currently in grades 9–11 with the opportunity to be a part of a college environment where they can immerse themselves in the arts alongside other students who have a passion for art and design. Students in the program can take courses in Drawing, Animation, Digital Photography, Graphic Design, and Studio Practice (for rising seniors). 

While the Summer Art Intensive program typically charges tuition ($4,000, along with a $240 registration fee), the Jeff and Paul Gural Merit Scholarship for NYC Public High School Students is a merit-based scholarship program that provides students of NYC Public Schools with the outstanding chance to attend the Summer Art Intensive at no cost. Applicants are required to complete an application and upload up to 5 images of artwork made within the last two years.

Learn more about the Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive by visiting the program's website, and see all details about the Jeff and Paula Gural Merit Scholarship on the the official webpage.

 

Two teenage girls sitting at a round table together and talking with one another
Through Seeds of Fortune's Girls Start Up Accelerator program, high school students who identify as women can gain access to tools, resources, and networks in order to come up with business ideas, obtain feedback, and funding for their proposals. (Photo by Christina Morillo via Pexels.)

 

 

Join a Fellowship of Innovation Research

For students currently in grade 10
Runs throughout grade 11 and 12
Contact: hello@seedsoffortune.org

Deadline to Apply: May 8, 2024

Gain leadership skills and make a positive impact in your community through Seeds of Fortune's Innovation Research Fellowship for current high school sophomores. Through this hybrid program, students will be matched with Fortune 500 companies alongside other students to research and advocate for their communities while also helping corporations engage more deeply with local communities.

Students accepted into the program will create virtual consultant groups with a partner corporation for 10 weeks in the spring and summer of their junior year. In the fall and spring of senior year, students will receive assistance with the college application process.

Industries that will be represented throughout this fellowship include healthcare, beauty, tech, finance, and more.

Visit Seeds of Fortune's Innovation Research Fellowship webpage to learn more about the program, apply by May 8, 2024.


 

Join the First Tech Fund High School Fellowship

For students in grades 10–12
Fellowship runs September 2024—June 2025
Contact: info@firsttechfund.com

Deadline to Apply: May 12, 2024

The First Tech Fund is recruiting students for their free yearlong high school fellowship program. Fellows will participate in weekly virtual workshops around careers and foundational digital skills for the future, be eligible to receive free technology depending on their needs (laptop and/or Wifi hotspot), and can opt into mentorship with a young professional.

Learn more and apply on the First Tech Fund Fellowship Program's webpage.

 

 

Prepare for Careers in Medicine and STEM This Summer Through S-PREP

For students in grades 7–12
Summer session runs in July, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.—3 p.m.
Contact: sprep-ps@cumc.columbia.edu

Deadline to Apply: May 15, 2024

Columbia University's State Pre-College Enrichment Program (S-PREP) is a free high school and college preparatory program designed for students in grades 7–12 who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine or in related STEM fields. Courses include, but are not limited to anatomy, biochemistry, organic chemistry, brain and cognitive science, pre-med, physics, psychology, algebra, geometry, pre-calculus, calculus, and statistics. In addition, students admitted to S-PREP are eligible to apply for summer research programs for high school students that are run by the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.

To learn more about the program, including eligibility requirements, visit S-PREP's webpage. Apply by May 15 in order to be considered for this free program.

 

 

Get Introduced to Architecture through the Cooper Union's Online Summer Program

For students currently in grades 10–12
Online sessions run July 8–August 9, Monday–Thursday, 9 p.m.—4 p.m.
Cost: $2,980, with a $40 application fee. Scholarships/aid not available.
Contact: architecture.summer@cooper.edu

Deadline to Apply: June 1, 2014 (early applications are encouraged!)

The Cooper Union's Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture is offering a five-week summer intensive program designed to familiarize high school students with architectural thinking and design while developing a portfolio of completed projects. The program, which takes places online, includes lectures, workshops, and tutorials by Cooper faculty. Students will receive instruction in various tools and media, including digital drawing and model-making techniques, analysis and representation, computer modeling and fabrication.

Students interested in this program will need to complete an application. Note that this program is evaluating and accepting applicants on a competitive rolling basis as space allows—so applying as early as possible is encouraged. Also, please note that students accepted into this program are required to have access to a PC or a Macintosh computer for the duration of the program.

To learn more and start your application, visit the Cooper Union's official Introduction to Architecture for High School Students Online page.

 

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On behalf of NYC Public Schools, we wish all of our students success as they pursue these outstanding opportunities all spring long!

 


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